Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting TIMES NEWS to 80360, or email us
A late header from Lee Angol helped Hendon claim a 1-1 draw against Wingate & Finchley
11:55am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
A 94th minute goal from Lee Angol helped Hendon snatch a 1-1 draw from their Ryman Premier clash against Wingate & Finchley on Bank Holiday Monday.
The Greens were on the back foot for the majority of the opening 45 minutes and Wingate spurned several chances to go ahead.
The best of these fell to Leon Smith who rattled the underside of the crossbar with a well struck effort.
Hendon came close when a Jefferson Louis strike was pushed into the path of Billy Lobjoit but despite the whole goal to aim at, he sent his shot over the crossbar.
Dave Diedhiou then missed a good opportunity just before the interval as he headed wide from close range.
The Greens were poor in the second period and Smith continued to cause problems for their defence.
Chances were exchanged between the two teams throughout the half and five minutes from time Smith scored the goal his performance deserved.
Spencer McCall laid the ball to the striker and he controlled before driving his shot into the roof of the net.
A victory looked likely for the Blues as the minutes ticked away but in added time, Hendon grabbed an equaliser.
A beautifully weighted cross from Michael Murray picked out Angol and he glanced his header past the static Bobby Smith and into the corner.
There was still time for Anthony Thomas to almost snatch an undeserved winner. His drive however was poorly directed and flew high over the crossbar.
Speaking after the game, Hendon manager Gary McCann said: "This was easily the poorest performance of the past three matches but we got a point.
"We certainly didn’t deserve to win today, and a draw was probably the right result. That said Charlie Horlock was easily our best player; he had an excellent game in goal.
"It is a positive that we didn’t roll over and die after going one goal down - and in a run like ours, many teams would have done that.
"Instead we rolled up our sleeves and in the end it was a point gained. The boys have to take credit for that."
There was disappointment for the Greens on Saturday as they suffered a last minute 3-2 defeat against Enfield Town.
Adam Wallace put Enfield ahead early in the contest but poor marking from a corner allowed Diedhiou to convert.
The Towners regained the lead shortly after the interval as Hope curled home a superb free kick but the Greens levelled for a second time as Diedhiou headed in a corner.
It seemed as if the points would be shared but in added time Wallace was bundled over in the area and Hope dispatched the resultant spot kick.
In their fixture on Saturday, Wingate were beaten 4-0 against top of the table Kingstonian.
Ryan Moss netted a hat-trick in the victory while Andre McColin converted a penalty after the referee adjudged he’d been brought down in the area.
Comments are closed on this article.